District 1 Jazz Group Festival

(for school ensembles)


Two Festival Dates (Groups may attend either one):  

March 1st @ South Portland High School

March 6th @ Sanford High School

Please contact Joshua Champagne or Craig Skeffington for more info


Festival Coordinator:  Joshua Champagne

Click Here to Download the Festival 2017 Application

Click Here to Download the Festival Fee Invoice

Email Applications to jchampagne@sanford.org or mail it to the following:
Joshua Champagne
Band Director
52 Sanford High School Blvd
Sanford, ME 04073


Dear Directors,

I would like to cordially invite you to the 2017 MMEA District 1 Jazz Festival. This year’s festival will be held at Sanford High School​ on Feb 7th​ with a snow date of Feb 9th.​ Last year we had 18 schools represented with 41 ensembles participating! All high school and middle school jazz ensembles in District 1 are invited to attend!

Our registration is open now. Please print and complete the attached application, or download from https://sites.google.com/site/mainemmead1/district-1-jazz-festival. Be sure to complete and submit all applications via email (preferable) or snail mail by Friday, January 13th.​ The finalized performance schedule will be sent out on Monday, January 23rd.

Performance time requests will be accommodated whenever possible, however, travel distance and/or extenuating circumstances will override preference.

We will be providing flash drives for each school for recorded comments. Please let me know if you have any special equipment needs or concerns. Keyboard and keyboard amp will be provided for the 3 performance rooms, as well as microphones and PA for each ensemble room. We are also working on providing vibes AND drum sets for each room. Ensembles should plan on providing their own cymbals. All other equipment will need to provided by the participating school.

Please remember that MMEA has a "no pay - no play" policy. You do not have to include a check with your application but you MUST provide one before performance at the festival.

Please make checks out to "MMEA" and mail to:

Joshua Champagne
c/o Sanford High School
52 Sanford High School Blvd
Sanford ME, 04073

Sincerely,
Joshua Champagne
Sanford High School Band Director